There are aspects of safeguarding which are written in legislation and are a legal requirement for businesses. For example Safeguarding is a legal requirement and is mandatory for all organisations working with young people or vulnerable adults. It is also worth considering that employers aren’t just responsible for safeguarding against incidents or hazards which happen in the course of a persons work. They also have a responsibility for supporting and safeguarding employees who may be suffering from issues within their personal lives such as domestic abuse or mental health issues.
The National Business Crime Centre has produced a number of guides around personal safety at work and reducing violence against staff and collated some guidance from other agencies providing support for employers around domestic abuse, lone worker safety and a suite of helpful videos on welfare and vulnerability.